15 Jan 2022

Full-Time Principal Procurement Specialist

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationAuckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

  • Permanent – full-time
  • An interesting, challenging and impactful procurement opportunity!

Help shape the future of Education

He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga

We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes

At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga – Ministry of Education, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whānau.

We help shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary. We do this by building relationships and understanding the needs of those who receive our services.

We are making significant changes to how we deliver our mahi by:

  • taking practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • giving priority to regional and local voice
  • delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support
  • improving feedback loops and information flows.

Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people across Aotearoa from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About us

Te Puna Hanganga, Matihiko – Infrastructure and Digital – Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga – Ministry of Education, leads inclusive, accessible and integrated national, digital and physical infrastructure and transport services to the education system.

Our vision for school property is that all schools have quality learning environments as part of a well-managed and sustainable portfolio that helps deliver equitable and excellent outcomes for every child.

Mō tēnei tūranga – about this role

The role of the Principal Procurement Specialist is to maximise the benefits and outcomes that the Ministry and schools receive from their expenditure by providing procurement services for Te Puna Hanganga, Matihiko – Infrastructure and Digital and when required for School Boards.

You will also lead high value/complexity procurements; working collaboratively to undertake needs analysis, developing sourcing strategies, delivering procurement plans, managing and developing better processes, leading evaluations; facilitating contract negotiation and awards.

Please note that there is more information available in the attached Job Description.

Mōhou ake – about you

It is essential that you have significant experience operating at a senior level. We need you to ‘hit the ground running’! You must have an in-depth knowledge of and substantial experience with government procurement. You will have a strong understanding and experience of open tender processes and applying the Government Procurement Rules.

You’ll be able to build effective working relationships with key stakeholders and will have the ability to prioritise and multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Great attention to detail, ability to communicate effectively and a good ‘team fit’ are essential, to lead and develop others.

You will also ideally offer:

  • Understanding of and experience with construction procurement (works and professional services) highly desirable
  • Full Member (Level 6 / MCIPS)
  • Eligible or working towards Associate Member (Level 4) of CIPS and/or a relevant tertiary qualification in Business or Accounting
  • Understanding of the impact of regulatory or legislative issues including, the Resource Management Act, Building Act, Public Works Act, in the development of public private partnerships in a New Zealand context
  • Understanding of political environments, particularly engagement with senior managers, Ministers and their offices

This opportunity will provide the right candidate with seriously interesting and challenging work.

Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? – are you ready to make a difference?

We need to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector.

We want to provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported. So, if working from home and/or having a flexible start and finish to the day will help with this, we can usually make it happen. We’d love to hear what this might look like for you, so feel free to outline this in your Cover Letter.

In your cover letter we’d like to know:

  • about you, your values, your whakapapa
  • your interest and motivations for this role
  • the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation.

Please note that this role is affected by the COVID-19 Public Health (Vaccinations) Order 2021.

To be offered this role, successful applicant/s will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a medical exemption and provide evidence of their vaccination status.

 

How to Apply

Please review the Job Description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the 'apply online' button. For further information please contact Stephanie Phillips at tphm.recruitment@education.govt.nz Applications close midnight - Tuesday, 25 January 2022.

Job Categories: Government / Local Government. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 100,000 and above. Job expires in 4 days.

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